Baltimore Ravens Drop Superstar, Earl Thomas, After He Punches Teammate in the Face
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Sunday that they had terminated Earl Thomas’ contract for personal conduct that has adversely affected the team.
This comes after Thomas got into a physical altercation with Ravens’ safety, Chuck Clark, in which Earl punched Clark in the face. It’s understood that he has not been released simply because he punched his teammate, but because he has had a tumultuous relationship with his teammates and the Ravens organization. While Thomas is certainly a talented safety, he simply has just not been a good fit for this Ravens team.
Since the Ravens have released Thomas, they will lose $25 million in cap space. The Ravens have, however, stated that Earl’s conduct has been detrimental to the team, so they will be able to void his $10 million guarantee. That being said, he can of course challenge this ruling, but it is doubtful that he will win considering his altercation with Clark.
The Cowboys, 49ers, and Texans are currently the most popular landing spots, but Dallas sure seems to be the front runner. Thomas has expressed in the past that he wants to play for the Cowboys, and Dallas has the cap space for him since they released defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy.
Dallas would be getting a talented safety in Earl, but they should tread lightly. Thomas has a history of behavioral issues. In 2018, he showed obscene gestures to the Seattle Seahawks as he was being carted off the field. Now it seems that he has continued his volatile behavior even on a Ravens team that has had great success in his season with the team.
In releasing Earl, the Ravens have proven that they have no tolerance for inflammable and uncooperative personalities on their team.
Pierson Scheinberg is a student who lives in California, and attends the College Preparatory School. Pierson lived in Baltimore, Maryland until August 2017 when he moved to the Bay Area. Pierson is an avid golfer who enjoys watching all sports. He is a writer and sports analyst for At the Buzzer.